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School of Medicine Annual Fund

School of Medicine

You are an integral member of the School of Medicine community. With an annual gift to VUSM, you help provide exceptional opportunities for our current students and our future health care leaders.

Together with our outstanding students, faculty and staff, you are the School of Medicine.

When you invest in VUSM, you provide:

  • Scholarship opportunities for talented students to study at VUSM, which is ranked No. 17 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • State-of-the-art technology and resources to help our students learn and discover as part of our Curriculum 2.0
  • The ability to attract and retain accomplished and compassionate medical school professors



Many of Demetra Hufnagel’s earliest memories involve doctors, nurses and hospitals.

She was born three and half months early and was not expected to live. She recalls, “I grew up with the understanding that I survived and thrived because of the tireless work of the medical professionals involved in my care.” Her doctors and nurses didn’t give up on her—and Demetra is determined to do the same for her patients. The caring sense of community made Vanderbilt Demetra’s first choice for a medical school, and alumni support of scholarships made her choice possible.

Demetra is Vanderbilt, and so are you.